I mentioned previously how I use Coupon Mom as a cheapskating tool and in return for that donate some things to charity that I've bought with my savings.
Now over 35 million people in the United States, including 12 million children are identified by the United States Department of Agriculture as being uncertain as to where they will find their next meal.
Tyson Foods, Inc plans to donate more than 600,000 pounds of protein over the next two weeks to 17 California food bank members of America's Second Harvest - the Nation's Food Bank Network.
You can help by purchasing an extra item or two on your next trip to the grocery store.
Needed Food Bank Items:
Peanut Butter Plastic or Cans
Fruits Dried (raisins, apricots, prunes)
Rice Box or Bag
Pasta Products Spaghetti, Macaroni Noodles Dry
Pasta Products Canned
Pasta Sauces Canned or Dry
Meat Products Canned, Dried or in Pouches
Fish Products Canned, Dried or in Pouches
Soups Dry (Ramen type and mixes)
Mixes Dry (Pancake, Bread, Cake, Cookie, Biscuit, Bisquick Mix, Muffin Cornbread)
Boxed Dinners (Macaroni and Cheese, Hamburger Helper Tuna Helper Rice-a-Roni etc.)
Cereals Cold Packaged
Cereals Hot Packaged
Cereal and Granola Bars
Soap Hand and Body
Feminine Hygiene Products
Household cleaning supplies
Baby Products (diapers, baby wipes, powder, and lotion)
Nuts Canned or Packaged
Puddings and custards
Tomato products (Paste, Sauce, Crushed etc.) Canned
Crackers and Cookies
Condiments: ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, salad dressing
Coffee Instant and Ground
We use the Arlington Mission because it's close to home, but if you don't know where to take staples, check out Second Harvest. You can just enter your zipcode to find the nearest chapter.
No. 1 moved the last of her stuff over to Dave B's house yesterday. She's coming back today to finish cleaning the guest room & bathroom & have a game or 20 of Boggle. She's getting the bulk of charitable contributions this month as she embarks on the two-year starving college student path. I'll be finishing up her care packages this morning.
Hat tip to: Grocery Guide for the information.